Tourism in Mexico News – January 2024

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Durango
Durango

Solar Eclipse 2024 to Ignite Tourism Boom in Durango

In a rare celestial occurrence not witnessed in the region for a century, Durango is set to host a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, drawing the attention of scientists and enthusiasts from around the world. The municipality of Nazas in Durango is anticipated to be a prime location for observation due to its semi-arid climate and high altitude, providing an optimal view of the solar corona and Baily spheres during the 4-minute and 28-second phenomenon.… Read More

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Historic Center CDMX
CDMX

Mexico City Tourism Honored with International Tourism Award at FITUR 2024

Mexico City’s commitment to sustainable and high-quality tourism has garnered international recognition at the recently concluded International Tourism Fair (FITUR) 2024 in Madrid, Spain. The city was bestowed with the prestigious “Vision” award in the special category of “International Tourism 2023” by the International Association of Latin Journalists and Writers of Tourism.… Read More

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Gastronomy of Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas Chef Shares Mexican Flavors with Norway

In a delightful fusion of cultures, Sylvia Vavik-Flaten, a Mexican-born chef residing in Norway for the past 26 years, is bringing the rich tapestry of Mexican gastronomy to the Nordic country. Despite her Norwegian heritage, Sylvia has become a passionate ambassador for Mexican cuisine, earning acclaim from the locals in Norway who have embraced the flavors of Mexico.… Read More

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Capital Cities of Mexico
CDMX

Mexico City Surpasses Cancun as Premier Tourist Attraction in 2023

Mexico City, also known as CDMX, has emerged as the frontrunner in attracting tourists, outshining popular destinations like Cancun. According to the president of the National Chamber of Commerce, Services, and Tourism of CDMX, José de Jesús Rodríguez Cárdenas, the capital city accounted for an impressive 20 percent of the 71 million hotel rooms occupied across Mexico in 2023, totaling 14.5 million rooms.… Read More

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Tlaxcala
Tlaxcala

Tlaxcala Shines at FITUR 2024 Excellence Awards in Spain

Tlaxcala clinched the Tourism Innovation award at the FITUR 2024 Excellence Awards held in Madrid, Spain. The accolade was bestowed upon the “Tlaxcala Brilla” platform, launched during the 2023 firefly season, showcasing the state’s commitment to showcasing its cultural, historical, natural, archaeological, and recreational attractions on the global stage. Josefina Rodríguez Zamora, head of the Ministry of Tourism (Secture), accepted the award on behalf of Governor Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros.… Read More

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Aguascalientes City
Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes present at the International Tourism Fair

Aguascalientes is making its mark at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain, joining the ranks of 152 countries participating in this prestigious event. FITUR, renowned globally and a key reference for Ibero-American markets, is set to run from January 24 to 28, attracting 96 official representations of destinations and providing Aguascalientes a platform to shine before 250,000 professionals and the general public. The state aims to position itself as an attractive destination for various types of tourism, including leisure, business, nature, wellness, medical, cultural, adventure, ecotourism, and conventions.… Read More

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Sinaloa
Sinaloa

Sinaloa Achieves Tourism Milestone with Over 5 Million Visitors in 2023

Sinaloa has set a new tourism record with over 5 million visitors in the year 2023, marking a significant increase in tourism throughout the state. Estrella Palacios Domínguez, the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, revealed that the majority of these visitors, approximately 4 million, were concentrated in the coastal city of Mazatlán, with the remainder exploring Magical Towns, Stately Towns, and major cities across the region.… Read More

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Veracruz
Veracruz

Convention Tourism Boosts Veracruz Economy During Low Season

Convention tourism emerges as a crucial lifeline for service providers in the region, offering a vital source of income independent of peak seasons, according to Sergio Lois Heredia, President of the Metropolitan Tourism Council in Veracruz and Boca del Río. Emphasizing its significance, Heredia stated that convention tourism helps sustain a steady pace of work, especially during periods that are traditionally considered low season.… Read More

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Capital Cities of Mexico
CDMX

Mexico City Tourism Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels, Brings Economic Boost

Mexico City’s (CDMX) tourism industry has not only rebounded from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but has surpassed pre-pandemic figures, with 2023 recording 14.4 million visitors to hotels, exceeding the 2019 figure of 13.9 million. The local Tourism Secretariat revealed that this surge in tourism brought an economic benefit of 131 million 171 thousand pesos, a notable increase from the 113 million 113 thousand pesos recorded in 2019.… Read More

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Hidalgo
Hidalgo

Hidalgo Invests 10 Million Pesos to Boost Magical Towns

The Secretary of Tourism for the state of Hidalgo, Elizabeth Quintanar Gómez, has announced a substantial investment of 10 million pesos to enhance the allure of the Magical Towns in the region. This financial allocation, approved by the state Congress, aims to address long-standing issues of neglect in infrastructure and signage within the nine municipalities holding the coveted Magical Town distinction.… Read More

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Puebla
Puebla

Longines Jumping World Cup 2024 Kicks Off in Haras Puebla

The Longines Jumping World Cup 2024 has commenced at Quintas Ecuestres Haras Ciudad Ecológica, setting the stage for four days of high-stakes competition featuring top-notch national and international riders. The initial leg involves the CSI-2 star tests, paving the way for the more demanding CSI-4 star challenges in the following week.… Read More

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Acapulco, Guerrero
Guerrero

Acapulco Welcomes First International Cruise Post-Hurricane Otis

Acapulco, a city grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Otis, received a glimmer of hope as the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship docked at the Acapulco Cruises terminal. This marks the city’s first international cruise since the devastating hurricane claimed over 50 lives and left nearly 80% of hotels damaged. With the city’s tourism industry severely impacted, the arrival of the cruise ship is seen as a crucial step towards recovery.… Read More

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Chetumal, Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo’s Tourism Boom: 100 Cruise Ships in First 15 Days of 2024

In an exciting start to the new year, Quintana Roo, under the leadership of Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, has witnessed a surge in tourism, with over 100 cruise ships gracing the ports of Cozumel and Mahahual in the initial two weeks of 2024. Governor Lezama expressed her optimism, attributing this influx to the success of the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, which focuses on fostering shared prosperity through tourism.… Read More

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Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes: A Journey through History and Tradition

Aguascalientes is a city rich in cultural offerings, boasting unique architecture and a diverse array of museums. Founded in 1575 to accommodate merchants on the Silver Route, the city has evolved into a showcase of beautiful architecture spanning the 18th to 20th centuries, featuring baroque, neoclassical, and eclectic styles.… Read More

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Tourist Attractions in México

Magical Towns in Mexico

Magical Towns

A Magical Town is a place with symbols and legends, towns with history that in many cases have been the scene of transcendent events for our country, they are places that show the national identity in each of its corners, with a magic that emanates from its attractions ; visiting them is an opportunity to discover the charm of Mexico. The Magical Towns Program contributes to revalue a set of populations in the country that have always been in the collective imagination of the nation and that represent fresh and varied alternatives for national and foreign visitors. A town that through time and in the face of modernity, has conserved, valued and defended its historical, cultural and natural heritage; and manifests it in various expressions through its tangible and intangible heritage. A Magical Town is a town that has unique, symbolic attributes, authentic stories, transcendent events, everyday life, which means a great opportunity for tourist use, taking into account the motivations and needs of travelers.… Read More

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Gastronomy of Puebla

Gastronomy

The Gastronomy of Mexico has a great diversity of typical dishes, which is why it was recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The basic and representative ingredients of Mexican dishes are: corn, coriander, chili, beans, piloncillo, nopal and tomato. Mexican cuisine is also characterized by its sauces, which serve as an accompaniment to traditional dishes, prepared based on spices.… Read More

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Interesting Sites and Activities

Traditions in Mexico

It is practically impossible to make a meticulous, and above all, accurate selection of the places to visit in Mexico. Each place that our country houses is unique and beautiful in its own way. Mexico, with its nearly 2 million km², has a large number of scenarios to offer, as well as endless activities to do. Do not lose your way and enter the places to visit in Mexico. In Mexico, apart from the beaches and its famous archaeological sites, there are many other really interesting sites and activities that you should know. In the surroundings of the main cities you will find places full of culture and tradition, where you can spend relaxing, interesting and fun vacations. On your trip through Mexico you cannot stop obtaining souvenirs, the crafts that are made here are of the highest quality and recognized worldwide. A shopping tour cannot be missed.… Read More

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Beaches in Mexico

Beaches

On the Beaches of Mexico you can immerse yourself in the intense blue ocean of the Pacific bays, sunbathe on the shore of the warm and transparent waves of the Caribbean Sea in Quintana Roo or even rest on the beautiful coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. Mexican beaches hide wonderful secrets for the traveler. By visiting them, in addition to enjoying the excellent climate and water activities, you can discover splendid archaeological sites and interesting colonial cities without traveling long distances.… Read More

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Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Sites

The Archaeological Zones are the cultural past of every Mexican. You will be amazed at the ambient, nature and the environment that surrounds them. Climbing to the top or being around it will take us back in time to admire every detail. México is a country of culture and traditions, many of which we have inherited from the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of this vast territory, although it is true that there were more settlements in the central and southern part of the country, it is also possible to find some archaeological remains in the north.
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States Of Mexico

States Of Mexico

Mexico has an incredible diversity of landscapes, where the beauty of its beaches, internationally recognized, stands out. In its vast territory of coasts, there are beaches of unparalleled beauty, and colorful landscapes. A large network of first-class hotels and tourist services is available to visitors to these beaches. Mexico is also mystical places, dotted with archaeological testimonies inherited from its original inhabitants. Monuments made by the Mayas, Aztecs and Toltecs are located in magical landscapes, like lighthouses in an ocean of natural beauty. They offer visitors buildings that tell their history, and museums that collect their cultural heritage. And that keep alive ancestral traditions, in ceremonies and festivals, where you can enjoy cultural activities and entertainment.… Read More

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Ecotourism in Mexico

Ecotourism and Adventure

Mexico is one of the best countries for Ecotourism as it has a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as a large number of refuges for extraordinary species. You can enjoy recreational activities of appreciation and knowledge of nature through contact with it, such as: stargazing, observation of natural attractions, wildlife and bird watching. Throughout México there are more than 176 protected natural areas, 5 of them considered by UNESCO as Natural Heritage of Humanity. Just for this and much more, we believe that Mexico is a Paradise for Ecotourism.… Read More

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Capital Cities of Mexico

Capital Cities

Folklore, gastronomy, literary culture, art and exhibitions, is what you will find in the capitals of the states of Mexico. To the north, colonial Mexico, Puebla, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, the Sonoran desert and the California peninsula. To the east Veracruz and the gulf. To the west Acapulco, Oaxaca and Tuxtla Gutiérrez. And to the south the Riviera Maya and the pyramids of Chichén-Itzá, Tulúm and Cobá in Yucatán, Palenque in Chiapas, the cenotes, and the Central American jungles.… Read More

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